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Thread: WTB - Tandy 1000 SX/TX keyboard

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    Default WTB - Tandy 1000 SX/TX keyboard

    I am in need of another one of these keyboards. Please let me know if anyone has one for sale.

    Thanks!

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    Will an enhanced keyboard work? I'm not sure the exact model but I should be picking one up this week

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    According to some other posts around these parts, the enhanced keyboard is for XT or AT clones, selected with dip switches.

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    Oh, does that Tandy not take a standard plug or something? I know I've seen the Enhanced keyboard used with several later machines

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    Unfortunately the Tandy 1000 models from the original 1000-no-letters through the "X" series (SX, TX) require a Tandy proprietary keyboard. (It's looks like the same physical keyboard as the Tandy 2000, although I can't say definitively off the top of my head if you can actually swap keyboards between a 1000 and a 2000.)

    It's depressing how often Tandy 1000s for sale on eBay don't have the keyboard included.
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    Yes, the original 90 key keyboard is proprietary. I am also looking at getting an Northgate Omnikey Ultra on eBay, which supports the Tandy 1000 SX/TX but that will need an adapter as well. I have seen such an adapter on Nerdy Pleasures which was built by hand, but I don't think you can purchase one anywhere.

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